“Terror suspects held in Amsterdam and London” — no doubt those dastardly Christian Reconstructionists up to their dirty work again. What’s that? Islamic jihadists? Oh, well, then they’re just reacting to American injustice. Set them free! From the Dutch Expatica, with thanks to Dutch Cares:
AMSTERDAM “” A 22-year-old man has been arrested in Amsterdam as part of the investigation into a suspected Muslim terror group in the Netherlands.
The suspect was armed with a loaded machine pistol, Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner told Parliament on Thursday.
Donner said the man of Moroccan ancestry has been of interest to the police since November 2004, the month filmmaker Theo van Gogh was assassinated in Amsterdam.
He is suspected of being a member of the Hofstadgroep, described by the police as a terrorist organisation.
The suspect was sitting in a car with two women aged 21 and 26. Both of them were also detained and are suspected of involvement in a terrorist organisation, the minister said.
Apart from the machine pistol “” a mini machine gun “” police also found two filled ammunition clips, a silencer and a box with 14 rounds of ammunition…
The arrests in Amsterdam, Donner said, were connected to the detention of a 32-year-old Dutchman by police in London on Wednesday.
This older man was arrested at the request of the Dutch authorities. He is wanted for questioning in relation to the investigation into the Hofstadgroep.
Several young Muslim men are in custody in the Netherlands on charges of belonging to the suspected terror group and planning attacks in the Netherlands…
While the Dutch authorities have declined to talk about the suspicions against him, Scotland Yard in London has revealed the man is suspected of recruiting people for terrorist activities. He is also suspected of involvement with firearms and falsification of documents.